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Spruce Run Recreation Area

68 Van Syckel's Rd. Clinton, NJ 08809

Property Description

Surrounded by the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Spruce Run Recreation Area is popular with picnickers, swimmers, fishermen, boaters and campers.

The reservoir was one of the first water supply facilities to be constructed and operated by the state. It covers 1,290 acres with 15 miles of shoreline for recreation.

Spruce Run is the third largest reservoir in the state after Round Valley and Wanaque reservoirs. Park facilities and activities include trails for hiking, biking and jogging, camping, fishing, hunting (waterfowl only), picnicking, boating/canoeing, swimming (reservoir), bathhouse, special events, playgrounds, basketball courts, open fields to set up for volleyball, soccer, etc. Winter activities include icefishing, cross-country skiing.

Swimming is permitted at from Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10 am to 6 pm, while lifeguards are on duty. The beach complex contains changing areas, restrooms, showers, first-aid station, and concession with food and beach supplies.

Campsites: 67 tent and trailer sites with picnic tables and fire rings. Flush toilets and showers are within walking distance. Open April 1 - Oct. 31.

Fee: Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.



  • Swimming

General Information:

  • Lifeguard
  • Showers
  • Number of Sites: 71


  • Beach on Lake